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First Reactions to Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

First Reactions to Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Reviews of Quentin Tarantino’s "The Hateful Eight" are embargoed until December 21, but with year-end list and poll-voting season hard upon us, the movie has already screened for many critics, and reactions are starting to leak out over Twitter. A small handful of early viewers have reported walking out — the version currently screening is the 175-minute "roadshow" cut with intermission, which seems to provide a convenient exit point — but of those who stayed, the reactions are almost uniformly positive, and often raves. (I’m counting subtweets and those that cheekily refer to the movie as
"[embargoed]," but not collecting them here, since even if it’s fairly clear from context what movie is being referenced, it’s not a dead certainty.) We’ll see this week how "The Hateful Eight" fares with the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, who are voting on their awards in the next few days, but it sounds as if individually, if not necessarily collectively, plenty of their members are over the moon.

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Kevin O

Basically it is Pulp Fiction set in the Old West. Nothing really new here but if you love "grave vengeance and furious anger" dialogue coupled with an uncertain ending then go see the film in 70mm. If you can wait for the dvd release you won’t have missed much. A good film but QT sorta stole from his own material here and I think audiences are looking for something less predictable from such a talented director. This one is a punt for sure.

so far she only won the NBR

NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW winners are brie larson matt damon jennifer jason leigh and sylvester stallone the New York Film Critics winners are Kristen Stewart Mark Rylance Saoirse Ronan and Michael Keaton the Boston Film Critics winners are Paul Dano/Dicaprio (a Tie)
Mark Rylance
Charlotte Rampling and Kristen Stewart the Boston Online Film Critic Winners are Michael B. Jordan
Saoirse Ronan
Sylvester Stallone
and Kristen Stewart

John Irvin

Any thoughts about the best 70mm venue in NYC?

Tshepiso Kay

Inglorious Bustards made it for me. Brilliant acting, writing and cinematography. Cant wait to see what the great master is cooking up… Waiting for the release in South Africa

MARC MORAN

I CANT WAIT TO SEE IT, IVE GOT A FEELING ABOUT JENNEIFER JASON LEIGH AND OSCAR THIS YEAR

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